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Richard Rodney Bennett

Publisher: Novello & Co

Marimba Concerto (1988)
commissioned by New Music Marimba for William Moersch
Publisher
Novello & Co Ltd
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
1988
Duration
16 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
marimba


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Programme Note
Richard Rodney Bennett Marimba Concerto (1988)
Is written in two movements. The slower opening movement is impressionistic and crystalline with the marimba serving as an obligate over the orchestral harmonies. Only in the two cadenzas does the marimba texture thicken, reminiscent of Bennett's earlier writing for solo marimba.

The driving second movement features a molto ritmico theme for the marimba which is punctuated by the orchestra. The movement builds to a fiendishly difficult in temp cadenza where the marimba, in effect, becomes the entire orchestra. A brief echo of the first movement is heard which leads to the dramatic close of the piece.

Concerto for Marimba and Chamber Orchestra was commissioned by William Moersch and New Music Marimba. The premiere took place on March 11, 1988 with the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra in Allentown, Pennsylvania with Mr Moersch as soloist.

Performances
Date
Title
  • 17 MAR 2012
    RCM Concert Hall, London
    RCM Junior Department Symphony Orchestra
  • 25 NOV 2011
    PORTUGAL
    ESMAE School

    Other Dates:
    26 November - PORTUGAL
  • 30 OCT 2011
    The Purcell School
    The Purcell School

    Other Dates:
    6 November - The Purcell School
  • 07 APR 2011
    Shirakawa Hall, Japan
    Symphony Orchestra of Chubu Nihon
    Yorika Nakagawa, marimba; Jyun Nishino, conductor
  • 13 MAR 2009
    London
    Goldsmith's College
  • 27 MAY 2008
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    St Petersburg Capella Symphony Orchestra
  • 15 JAN 2005
    Menden
    Jugendorchester 'Märkischer Kreis'
    Carolin Nordmeyer, conductor

    Other Dates:
    16 January - Werdohl
  • 23 MAY 2001
    Fairfields Hall, Croydon
    Sinfonia da Camera
    William Moersch, marimba; Ian Harold, conductor
  • 01 MAY 2001
    Urbana, Illinois
    University of Illinois

    Other Dates:
    2,22-24 May - Urbana, Illinois

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